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0.5 mile 0.7 kilometer out and back
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 9' 3 m
Descent: -11' -3 m
High: 436' 133 m
Low: 430' 131 m

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Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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Trail shared by Robert Given

At the end, an Adirondack chair offers a serene northern view.

Robert Given

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views

Description

The loop trail around the pond is a wonderful stroll. Beavers have been active lately—numerous trees have been girdled, and a lodge is at the north end of the pond. Go near sunset and the beavers may slap their tails in the water to warn you away.

The bulk of this preserve was donated by Saul and Janice Poliak. Longtime residents of Redding, they were active members of the community and generous philanthropists. Saul was a pioneer in the industrial convention business. Jan and Saul traveled the world and Jan often told of her experiences at the Mark Twain Library.

Their home was further North on Simpaug Turnpike, and their property included a beautiful pond, know to longtime residents as "Catfish Pond." Each summer, the Poliaks would host a summer party at their house on the Saugatuck. Families brought picnics and there were games for the kids.

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